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Artist Interview

Jen Cardillo

July 1, 2012

Jen Cardillo is the designer of Las Charolastras, a jewelry line of edgy, colorful pieces. Her work is constantly evolving. She writes a fantastic blog that we are always checking for style tips and a good laugh. Check her out Friday, July 13th from 6-8pm.

Jen Cardillo designer of Las Charolastras

Can you tell us what you make?
I make handmade jewelry and hair combs inspired by far away places I have never been to.

Hair combs and jewelry by Las Charolastras

What is your dream project?
My dream project is to own a small boutique with an in-house brand focusing on jewelry, women's clothing, and housewares.

If you were a piece of clothing what would it be and what color pattern?
If I were a piece of clothing I would be any couture Givenchy gown from 2011. The S/S collection was mostly white, with pops of neon color-- stunning....or I'd settle on being a pair of David Beckham's underwear wink

What is your go-to "happy" song?
Right now my go-to happy song is by Group Love, the song "Tongue Tied" Perfect for summer!


I am always drawing inspiration from exotic places I have never been to. I have a long standing obsession with India, especially traditional Indian art. The details, the colors...

I would live in this picture if I could.

For more of Jen's work check out her etsy. And for updates "like" her Facebook page.